I remember when I was studying at the university some of the things that challenged me most was writing and most importantly how to get started with my writing process.
You probably know that feeling when you had to do something important but always postponed and as a result stopped enjoying your life.
But in this post I am going to tell you how to get yourself organized, optimized and enjoy both your writing and your life while being a student.
Today I love writing and I am sure you will soon start loving too.
Let’s go! :)
1. Start as early as possible
For me, this is the number one because you cannot write your essay very well if you start when your deadline is coming up just after 5 or 6 days. More you postpone, harder it will get for you to start. And you know when people say “Start writing your essay” do not understand the actual writing process. If you really do not know how to get yourself started, just start with thinking of ideas for your essay. Read some books, Internet resources, talk to people, think, reflect, wonder and ask why, walk etc. My LinkedIn contact David Innes says, “Every smartphone is equipped with a notepad feature. We all spend too much time each day commuting by car or public transport. As ideas come into your head, jot them down on the phone notepad and e-mail them to yourself for incorporation, development and expansion when you get to your PC or Mac”.
Bottom line: do not get stuck. Move slowly but surely.
2. Take it seriously
My LinkedIn group Prabhat Chauhan argues “One would probably suggest here to brush up one’s time management skills. But here the major factor would be self – assessment and the importance of writing Essay in one’s life, when one would really feel the necessity of writing the essay then massive part of his problem would be resolved . We can only get the time out from our busy schedule when we really feel the necessity of something which is pending, sometimes more than what we are busy with.And that’s what really makes a difference. Everybody can never be 100% occupied, it is just that sometimes we don’t take other things seriously.”
Bottom line: you sure have time.
3. Keep your nails short
Now this tip can sound quite funny or not trendy to you but believe me I really cannot type quickly on my laptop if my nails have grown more than average. They really hit my keyboard and as a result I end up typing very and very slowly. So if you love fashion, you have to commit yourself to simplicity and modesty until you get your job done.
Bottom line: want to type fast? You have to make sacrifices.
4. Use a diary to save your ideas
Now do not think that you will sit one day and write everything in one or two hours. It will not happen, believe me. And ideas … they are precious and they are like birds. They come and go. If you do not catch them or if you do not know how to catch them then I am really sorry … you may never have the same ideas coming to your mind over again. That’s why we have already mentioned that you should keep a diary … electronic or hard …it does not really matter and as soon as something interesting comes to your mind, write it down. This will save your time to think about the content for your essay and remember if you do not have ideas then you do not have content.
Bottom line: keep a diary. Catch your ideas. Create great content.
5. Write in small chunks
Nooooooo… do not tell me you are a superman. Do not act like a superman. You are not. OK…? You are not. So do not think you can write up 10,000-word essay in one day. It is impossible if you want to compose a great essay. You know what? Start early and write 100 words per day and in 10 days or perhaps less you will easily come up with 10,000-word essay. No, no, no do not tell me even 100 words are too much for you, OK? Remember how much of your time you “spend” on a social network such as Facebook, What’s App, Telegram and others? I am sure every time when you leave a comment on something it is at least 70-90 words. What…? You cannot write 100 words in order to compose an essay that perhaps will get you a scholarship, degree or other awards and change your life once and for all? Cmooooooon….!
Bottom line: get real. Take baby steps. Get a big job done.
6. Reward yourself
I am sure it is nothing new. Everyone talks about it. And perhaps you think it rubbish thing to do. But I would say ‘no’ it really works. But when you reward yourself, do not tell yourself that now you should write 100 or 200 words and then you will reward yourself with something (e.g. a cake, coffee or ice-cream). My practice shows if I do so, my mind does not focus on the work but the reward. So just keep yourself working and when you feel overworked, take a break and randomly reward yourself. It works wonders to me and I do hope it will also work out fine for you.
Bottom line: reward yourself. Keep yourself up and happy.
7. Work in your best period of day
Experiment writing in different periods of time and try to figure out what part of the day you will feel yourself energetic, well-rested and ready to think clearly. For me it is an early morning from 8 to 11:30 am. I would better work on my writing two hours in the morning than five or six hours in the evening. I realized for myself that I can clearly think and concentrate in the morning. That’s why these days I try to go bed early and start my day early the next day as well. Before, it was different.
Bottom line: find out when you perform best. And stick to it.
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See you later alligator! Chao !